Poreč is the multiple champion of Croatian tourism. It's the town with the biggest number of awards, but also a town with an enormous cultural and historical heritage.
Located on the west coast of Istria, Poreč and its surrounding area counts 17,400 inhabitants. The Parisian Riviera starts at the Mirna river valley in the north and travels 37km to the deep Lim Channel in the south. The tourist centres of Poreč are Lanterna, Cervar-Porat, Ulika, Materada, Spadici, Brulo, Plava Laguna, Zelena Laguna and Bijela Uvala.
The numerous islets and clean and well-arranged beaches are the trademark of Poreč. There are over 21 beaches that have a blue flag, a certificate from the international ecology program for the protection of the sea and coast.
A wide range of accommodation facilities and cultural events make Poreč a destination with offers for every guest's taste. Poreč also has its own sports and entertainment offer. The town is well known as being a favourite location for pre-season training for professional and amateur sports persons, as well as a place where you can have some great fun in the summer bars and clubs.
Poreč and its surrounding areas also offer many excellent restaurants. Besides the delicious seafood dishes prepared from freshly caught fish, the restaurants offer continental cuisine and Istrian specialties, which are best enjoyed with white Malvasia wine or red Merlot or Teran, all of them products of this coastal region.
Poreč is a good location to begin an excursion to Umag, Novigrad, Vrsar, Pula, Brijuni National Park and inland Istria with its numerous villages. There you can visit the wine trails, olive oil roads or go cycling on the bike trails in stunning surroundings.
Rich in offers in all the fields of culture, entertainment, sports and all other tourist activities, Poreč offers everything to make your holiday special and memorable!
If you are looking for activity, remarkable experiences and rich cultural heritage, Poreč with its 100 years of experience in hospitality and supreme tourist offer, is the place for you. Be sure not to miss the numerous parties organized in tourist villages and the town's center. There are beach clubs, coffee bars, and after midnight you can enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of night bars and discos. Nothing but fun from sunset till sunrise!
In this former Roman colony you can enjoy the sights of Romanesque architecture with beautiful Venetian gothic palaces that will make your walk a truly memorable experience. Its orthogonal set of streets has been completely preserved till today! During the reign of the Byzantine emperor Justinian, Porec reached its highest peak. This will become obvious to you once you see the Euphrasius' basilica, beyond doubt a breathtaking sight. It was built in the middle of the 6th century in the Byzantine style, and the mosaics on its front and interior are truly one of the most beautiful works of art in the world! The whole edifice has been included in the UNESCO's World Heritage list. Entering the basilica, you will feel the ghosts of past centuries and will be able to touch the eternity!
We recommend a visit to the mediaeval Romanesque house with an interesting wooden balcony. The gothic pentagonal tower once served as the town gate, and now it is the entrance to an exceptional world of new all-evening gastronomic discoveries.
When the sun rises again, take pleasure in wonderful beaches, where the land touches the sea under the green cloak of coniferous trees.
You can choose among numerous sporting activities. During the last couple of years, Poreč has become a popular destination for professional and recreational sportsmen from all over Europe. Find accommodation in one of the numerous camp-sites, apartment villages or hotels, and you will find out why Poreč and its surroundings have a reputation for being an exceptional Adriatic tourist center.
Rich tourist offer can also be found in the neighboring small places. Enjoy one of many restaurants and native Istrian taverns with all the enchantments of the real Mediterranean cuisine. Get rid of stress by visiting lovely picturesque villages settled in the hinterland and lead the calm “true Mediterranean” life.